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Cherryh's last book and this one really should have been one book, judiciously edited. Satisfying conclusions to several problems. Not sure what the next book will be about, though. Enjoyed seeing Cajeiri's maturing thought processes and his ability to operate without Bren, Ilisidi or Tabini. Overall enjoyable.
I did not care for the narrator. I could forgive his guesses on name pronunciations (though Cajeiri surely isn't pronounced Ka-ja-REE). But he used a high falsetto for Damiri's voice that almost sounded like mocking. All the atevi from the central district were rendered with heavy accents, as though Ragi wasn't their own language. Worst, Tatiseigi sounded like a ridiculous Count Dracula impression, so bad that I could not at all take him seriously as the refined, powerful political player he is supposed to be.
Ended up reading the e-book.
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What did you love best about Emergence?
The scenes of atevi country life are so well done. Best parts of the series.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Emergence?
Tatiseigi's ride! What a scene!
What about Daniel Thomas May’s performance did you like?
The narrator generally does super job. What a great marriage of narrator and story.
Any additional comments?
Although I really like the narration in general - in this book (and Convergence), Toby suddenly gets a different voice and a Jersey accent, plus the pronunciation of a couple of proper nouns changes. A little disconcerting.